Personal identification information
In order for the features on our sites to function to their fullest capacity, we would need our users to provide personally identifiable information, such as when they visit our site, make a comment on our site, or get in touch with us with queries. If we run surveys or other kind of email advertising for a short while, you can opt not to submit personal information. A couple of instances of common identifying information are a name and an email address.
Visitors can still access our website without providing any such sensitive information. All requested private information is voluntary and only pertains to that particular site function.
Non-personal identification information
More information that cannot be linked back to you is being gathered when you navigate our website. Typically, this information is obtained to improve your user experience. Such information is not traded for money. Third-party applications that we use on the site may gather non-identifiable information about you, including your IP address, country, device, browser, and internet service provider, in order to bring you relevant adverts and other services.
In order to assess how well our articles are performing, we will use metrics like time on site, bounce rate, number of pages visited, and other related data to look at how readers are interacting with our site. Such data will only be used internally.
Policies Regarding Website Cookies
You can disable web cookies in your browser’s settings if you’d like. Cookies are little pieces of data that are transferred between your computer and our server. Cookies contribute to a better online user experience. If cookies are disabled, we cannot guarantee that all aspects of our site will function as intended.
If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
How Do We Use Your Data?
Your information would be utilised for your benefit. We never use your data against you, unlike the stigma.
- To effectively communicate with users
- To provide a better site experience for users
- To send bulk emails to interested users
- To display targeted advertisements
- To retarget you to resources related to your own country
- To secure our site efficiently
- To modify a particular content section
- To make our articles better
How Well Protected Are Your Data?
We take the utmost importance to protect your private data. All privacy pieces of information are stored with multiple levels of security to avoid misuses.
Online security is challenging because software is constantly being updated, which introduces minor bugs that skilled con artists can take advantage of. We are able to provide an unwavering 100% guarantee for online safety. But we make every effort we can. Reputable website managers who use security measures like the safety firewall host our websites.
Only a small number of carefully chosen employees in our organisation have access to passwords and other information that can grant access to your sensitive data.
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How Do We Deal With Third Parties and Your Data?
We don’t sell your data to third-party businesses unless you give us permission to do so. Most frequently, such information is directly shared with third parties without our involvement.
What Happens To Your Data When We Partner Up?
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where your data is sent
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.